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Complexity analysis of the uterine electromyography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21095701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In respect to the main goal of our ongoing work for predicting preterm birth, we analyze in this paper the complexity of the uterine electromyography (EMG) by using the sample entropy (SampEn) algorithm. By considering recent methodological developments, we measure the SampEn over multiple scales using the wavelet packet decomposition method. The results obtained from the analyzed data indicate that SampEn decreases along pregnancy. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the computed SampEn parameter may discriminate between the two classes (pregnancy/labor). The results are supported by statistical analysis using t-test indicating good statistical significance with a confidence level of 95%. A surrogate data test is also performed to investigate the nature of the underlying dynamics of our experimental data. The results are very promising for monitoring pregnancy and detecting labor to help identify preterm labor.
B Moslem; M Khalil; C Marque; M O Diab
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  2011-03-30     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2802-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electromyography / methods*
Fetal Monitoring / methods
Labor, Obstetric / physiology
Models, Statistical
Obstetric Labor, Premature / diagnosis*
Uterine Contraction
Uterus / pathology*

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